pandemic. The present wave pushed them to the wall. As of now the government has asked the transporters to operate on half of the capacity, but operating on half of the capacity comes with several challenges for them. They say the government has increased the token tax, insurance, and even in the fuel which is touching skies with every passing day. Amid such a scenario, asking them to ply on 50% capacity is sheer injustice with them even as they are asked to pay the charges they have towards the government. There seems to be no respite for this sector, they continue to be in doldrums, despite relaxation of the lockdown norms.ransports are the worst sufferers. Be it the law and order situation or the
The present times are trying and instead of making people suffer, the transporters, the government must offer a helping hand to them so that they can survive the brunt which the entire world is facing. The government can come up with the measures if it wants to. It can Slash the token charges or the insurance charges. Many transporters have got bank finances to pay back, if it wants can ease up their burden. Every single individual associated with transport sector, be it a driver, conductor or the owner, has large family to support, in absence of any income due to the situation forced by the Covid-19, entire families are on the brink of starvation. For a while, the government can do one more thing, they can increase the fares that they are charging commuters. Something immediate is to be thought of to ease the pressure on the people associated with this sector.